The Untouchables: Season 3, Episode 3

Tunnel of Horrors (26 Oct. 1961)

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Episode cast overview:
Arnold Justin
Bruce Gordon ...
Johnny Selkirk
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Abel Fernandez ...
Alexander Raeder
Robert Bice ...
Harry Bartell ...
Dr. Eric M. Olsen
Barbara Pepper ...
Arny Freeman ...
Weisman (as Arnold Freeman)
Walter Winchell ...
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Acting on an anonymous tip, Eliot Ness and his men find themselves at a local carnival keeping an eye on an impending purchase of narcotics. The seller is Alexander Rader, a known drug dealer and the buyer is Arnold Justin on behalf of Frank Nitti. They are scheduled to meet in an electrical room accessible only through the tunnel of horrors tide. Justin is an ex-Chief of Detectives who was always honest when on the force but decided he was fed up putting his life on the line for minimal pay so he quit and now acts as a buyer for the mob. Unfortunately, he also realizes that the park is under police surveillance and refuses to go through with the buy. When the drugs disappear, Frank Nitti makes it quite clear that he expects Justin to deliver the goods, or else. Written by garykmcd

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A Taut, Exciting Story Well-Told & Photographed
29 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like the first episode in this third season, this was outstanding. The story was terrific, the acting superb and likewise, the photography. The DVD-transfer looked almost high-def.

The story involves purchasing of heroin and how it gets sidetracked by a "thug" and a crooked ex-cop. The latter, the smart guy of the show, is played by veteran actor Martin Balsam. He is excellent, as is the thug, played by Don Gordon, who was good at playing those kind of roles during this era when "The Untouchables" was a hit TV show. Another player is the famous Frank Nitti, played by another Gordon - Bruce - and he's always interesting in that role.

Justin is an old nemesis of Eliot Ness, so Elliot is on edge.....he really, really wants this arrogant ex-lawman.

The story is tight - not a loose or dull moment in the script - and the black-and-white photography looks fantastic on the sharp CBS-TV/Paramount DVD transfer.

This episode really points out the paranoia one could have being a criminal in which no one - justifiably so - trusts anyone.

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